Call for Grant proposals written in English and/or Portuguese

The Open Grants team is posting this call on behalf of José Belém de O Neto. It is otherwise unaffiliated with the Planning for Open Grants project, so please direct any questions or concerns to .

The call

We would like to invite interested researchers and stakeholders to share their grant proposals of any area of knowledge written in English and/or in Portuguese.

This project is part of PhD studies in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at University of São Paulo – one of the world’s top 100 universities.


The purpose is to investigate the writing of grant proposals across disciplines as an attempt to understand the linguistic and rhetorical features of proposals written in both English and Portuguese. Ultimately, the study’s goal is to determine/comprehend what factors may impact the success or failure in obtaining research funding.

Considering that grant proposals are not publicly available, they represent a type of text that is not well-known and requires scientific investigation. This study may benefit the new generation of researchers from various fields, particularly, those in low-income or middle-income countries (LMICs).


Those contributing with the research will be invited for a hybrid course on Grant Proposals Writing in English and Portuguese promoted by PhD student responsible for the research.

A certificate will be issued by the Laboratory of Academic Literacy of the Department of Modern Languages of Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences of the University of São Paulo – USP.

How to submit

Please submit your grant proposals at .


No identification is required and those contributing are encouraged to anonymize their grant proposals.

Submit your grant proposal and contribute to advance of studies of this genre written in international contexts.

Questions and concerns may be addressed to

José Belém de O Neto –